Duration : 2 Days

Basic Keelboat

Starting to sail is easy! Our Basic Keelboat courses are formatted to take the novice from no knowledge to the competent sailor. The course begins with the basics of sailing and concludes with skippering ability and crew coordination.

Graduates of this course are confident, highly skilled keelboat sailors, prepared to enjoy day-sailing on boats up to 30 feet.

SaferBoater teaches classes in full-day sessions with up to 4 students per instructor, guaranteeing students a high level of personalized attention.  Upon completing Basic Keelboat, the student is eligible to receive the U.S. Sailing Basic Keelboat Certification.

To learn more about U.S. Sailings Requirements, please click here.

Certified Sailing Courses

Prerequisites: None or Keelboat Challenge
Boat: Tlller-steered Colgate 26'

sailing certification


Hands-on training Includes:

    • Parts of the Boat
    • Parts of the Rig
    • Knot Tying
    • Line Management
    • Sail Bending and Flaking
    • Points of Sail
    • Tacking and Jibing
    • Reefing (Shortening Sail)
    • Docking under Power
    • Crew Overboard Recovery




    • Fine tuning Sail Trim
    • Advanced Sail Handling
    • Close Quarter Sail Control
    • Speed Control
    • Chart Reading and Line of Sight Navigation
    • Crew Coordination (so your friends can have fun too!)


    • Sail Planning
    • Docking under Sail
    • Rules of the Road
    • More Crew Overboard Recovery Practice
    • Starting and Stopping
    • Skippering Certification